Mattis and Bobby

How We Met

Bobby and I have known each other our entire lives. We met in Sea Island, Georgia, where both of our families have vacationed for generations. We grew up as family friends, but didn’t see each other throughout the time that he was in college and I was in high school. We reconnected when I moved to New York for the summer working for a nonprofit that raises awareness in relationship abuse, and the rest is history. Bobby is the one on the far left, and I’m in the middle.

Image 1 of Mattis and Bobby

how they asked

Earlier that day, Bobby had bought me a beautiful dress. He put the dress on my bed later that afternoon and told me to put it on because we were going to the hotel for drinks and the sunset. We both got ready and headed to the hotel. Both of our families are big into pictures, as Bobby is one of six and I’m one of three. He asked the photographer to take a few pictures, so we went outside for a few shots. After a few different locations outside, the photographer moved us to a new location and told us how to pose. Bobby went “Actually, I’d like to do this pose instead.” Bobby got down on one knee, asked me to marry him, and I said yes to my best friend.

Image 2 of Mattis and Bobby